Underwater Reenlistment Ceremony Highlights Soldiers’ Commitment in Okinawa

In a remarkable display of dedication and service, Army Maj. Robert S. Bourgeau, Sgt. 1st Class Corey O. Tomasich, Capt. Erik McDowell, and Capt. Timothy Robinson conducted an underwater reenlistment ceremony in Okinawa, Japan, on June 27, 2024. This unique ceremony, held beneath the waves, underscores the unwavering commitment of these soldiers to their military duties.

The underwater setting of this reenlistment ceremony not only highlights the adventurous spirit and resilience of the soldiers but also serves as a testament to their readiness to serve in diverse and challenging environments. Reenlistment ceremonies are significant events that reaffirm a soldier’s pledge to their country and their dedication to the values and mission of the U.S. Army.

Okinawa, known for its strategic importance and rich marine environment, provided a fitting backdrop for this extraordinary ceremony. Such events strengthen the bonds among service members and inspire others with their profound sense of duty and commitment.

This underwater reenlistment ceremony is a vivid reminder of the exceptional dedication and patriotism of the U.S. Army personnel stationed around the world.–Photo By: Army Sgt. 1st Class Henry Gundacker